Heatwave Music Project
Heatwave Show Band and Sounds of Jefferson are 2 new, up and coming, band programs, focusing on low/no-cost instruction to the younger generation in the Portland area. These are band programs that anyone can enjoy- from the budding superstar, to the occasional hobbyist, everyone can have fun with us!
Sounds of Jefferson is a no-cost band program to the students at Jefferson High School. We strive to bring back the legacy of music by performing old and new, funky, R&B and soul music hits throughout the community, and treating all students as professional musicians. One of the goals for the Sounds of Jefferson is to bring back the Drumline program. Sounds of Jefferson was started in January of 2016, and was created by and currently sponsored by Heatwave Show Band - a low-cost, non-profit, program for all students in the Portland Area.
Heatwave Show Band is a premier youth show band, that rehearses and performs funky, hip music using professional sound equipment in a professional style setting. This band also plays throughout the community, and also tours every spring across the country. Past tours have included a meet & greet with performing artist Tower of Power, performing at Disneyland in Anaheim, CA, and performances at elementary schools throughout the West Coast.
Heatwave Show Band and Sound of Jefferson need your help in order to keep these programs alive for the students in the Portland Area.
Currently, both bands are using the same instruments and sound equipment for rehearsals and performances- funds donated will be used to replace, repair, and add new sound equipment and instruments for the students.
Funds will also be used to provide instructor's salaries, and add any additional programs, such as Drumline, to further expand the program.
Funds will also provide additional support for Heatwave Show Band's Spring Tour, and begin funding for Sounds of Jefferson's Tour in 2019.
Any and all support will be more than appreciated by everyone involved in the programs. This program affects all students, wether music is their sole passion, or they want to enjoy playing some funky music with their friends. Every student truly enjoys the music and lessons they learn in these programs. Heatwave Show Band and Sounds of Jefferson believe all students deserve the opportunity to play and create music.
Rewards Levels for Donors will be created to further show our appreciation to the community.
Sounds of Jefferson Director
Heatwave Show Band Administrator